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Melaka is Poultry Export Hub

by 5m Editor
29 March 2011, at 12:55am

MALAYSIA - Melaka raked in 1.55 billion ringgit (MYR) last year from the poultry industry with the export of chicken and chicken-based products, accounting for 86 per cent of earnings.

Bernama reports that Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said last year's output was 78 per cent higher than the MYR874.05 million earned by the industry in 2005.

Melaka is the largest producer of chicken eggs in Malaysia with a daily output of 7.5 million and exported chicken meat and eggs to Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Timor Leste, he said at the national-level free-zone awareness campaign for Newcastle disease in Merlimau recently.

His speech text was delivered, on his behalf, by Chairman of the Melaka Industry, Commerce and Entrepreneurial and Cooperative Development Committee, Datuk Md Yunos Husin.

Mohd Ali said Melaka also exported day-old chicks to Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Turkey, Brunei and the Philippines as such the awareness programme was vital to ensure chicken-based products in Melaka are disease-free and of high-quality.

He also said chicken raised in the backyard and villages, which were normally not confined in cages, must also be vaccinated as they risk contracting the bird flu and Newcastle disease.

Further Reading

- You can visit the Avian Flu page by clicking here.